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Trekkers should Minimize the use of lead, plastic, Iron related materials, tins cans, non-bio degradable items and take the responsibility of managing rubbish properly
Minimize the noise pollution and help to avoid the disturbance to wildlife
Try to respect local culture and people
Carry sunglasses, torches, trekking shoes, sleeping bags, warm jackets, trekking poles, and Camera
Trek always with a Group and a Guide for your safety & to support Local Employment
The Khopra Danda trek (also known as the Khopra Ridge trek) is a great alternative to the more popular and more crowded Ghorepani Poonhill trek, taking you higher still to another great viewpoint of the Annapurna. The Khopra Ridge is located away from the busier trails of Annapurna region but provides equally remarkable views of the Himalayas. Another attraction of our trek is the holy Kaire Lake, which requires a little wandering away from the Khopra Ridge.
Despite being in the heart of the popular Annapurna region, Khopra Ridge has only recently been developed as a trekking destination and is therefore less crowded than the more well-known trails in the area (at least for now!) The Khopra Ridge trek is particularly suitable for mixed ability trekkers looking for a week experience within easy road access of Pokhara. Trekkers can expect to amble through a variety of scenery – including vibrant rhododendron forests, terraced rice fields, and alpine landscapes. Along the way, trekkers can catch a glimpse of local wildlife and experience panoramic views of iconic Himalayan, such as Mount Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Nilgiri (7061 m), Bharha Shikhar (7647 m) and Annapurna I (8091 m). The teahouses dotted along the trail will provide a welcome rest at the end of the day, as well as a rare glimpse into the culture of the warm and hospitable Gurung communities who manage them.
YOUR INCLUDED MEAL GUIDE: B= BREAKFAST, L= LUNCH, D=DINNER
DAY 1-DRIVE TO NAYAPUL, TREK TO GHANDRUK: L/D
This morning after the breakfast at Pokhara we will drive to Nayapool which is about 2 hrs drive and Trek to Beautiful Ghandruk Village where mostly Gurung and Poon People lives. Ghandruk village offers fantastic mountain view of Mt Fishtail, Annapurna South and other ranges. Beside mountain, you can see old traditional houses and Gurung museum to know more about their history, culture and lifestyle.
DAY 2-GHANDRUK TO TADAPANI: B/L/D
An early sunrise from Ghandruk is a great experience to do. After the Breakfast at Ghandruk we will head for the Tadapani which is around 5-6 hrs stepper upwalk destination. Tadapani is also the junction for the Annapurna Base camp trek and Poonhill Trek and Tea houses are really amazing over this place.
DAY 3-TADAPANI TO DOBATO (BAISI KHARKA): B/L/D
Today is also, we need to do 5 to 6 hrs walk to reach overnight destination to Dabato. We can see lots of donkeys carrying goods on their back to support the entire lifestyle of these remote villagers. The landscape is very beautiful and we can see the variety of vegetation and dense forest during this journey.
DAY 4-DOBATO TO CHISTIBUNG: B/L/D
Today we will do the early start for the Trek after breakfast from Dobato Village and takes around 6 hrs of uphill walk to Chisitbung. The road follows dense forest with clear white water streams and wooden small bridges to narrow hilly path.
DAY 5-CHISTIBUNG TO KHOPRA DANDA: B/L/D
Today will reach the final point of this Trek Khopra Danda after 5 to 6 hrs of Trek from Chisitbung. Khopra Danda offers the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri and other Himalayas ranges on a calm Environment. This is also a perfect place to view sunset over the Khopra Ridge.
DAY 6-TREK TO KHAYER LAKE (4660M) -KHOPRA RIDGE TO SWANTA VILLAGE: B/L/D
Early morning sunrise from top of Khopra Danda is one of the best moments over this trip. We will do a off beat trek to Khayer lake from Khopra Danda during the day time which is near to Annapurna South and overnight at another beautiful swanta village with amazing tea houses and friendly people.
DAY 7-SWANTA VILLAGE TO GHOREPANI: B/L/D
This will be downhill trip to another popular destination Ghorepani. This is little bit non-touristic trail but the views are really amazing. Ghorepani is great place to see the lifestyle of Gurung culture and tradition.
DAY 8- SURRISE AT GHOREPANI POONHILL TO TIKHEDHUNGA: B/L/D
Morning sunrise from Poonhill is must thing to do in this trip and generally on Touristic season its overcrowded. After breakfast we will head downhill trip to Tikhedhunga crossing lots of clear water stream , Rhododendron forests and overnight at Tikhedhunga.
DAY 9-TIKHEDHUNGA TO BIRETHANTI & DRIVE TO POKHARA: B/L
This will be the final day of our trip after few hours of walk from Tikhedhunga we will reach Birethati and drive back to Pokhara via Pokhara Baglung Highway. Overnight at beautiful Pokhara city